|Housing options in Greater Hazleton|
There are countless reasons to consider a Greater Hazleton community as your new hometown. But the area’s most in-demand real estate agents point to a hat trick of super incentives: resort-like living at a fraction of the cost, taxes that are a bargain when matched up against big-city rates, and a low crime rate that’s as appealing to retirees as it is to couples with children.
This region of Northeastern Pennsylvania combines a charming small-town environment, traditional values, and modern conveniences. Together, they form a complete package that makes Greater Hazleton a great place to live, work, and play.
So whether you come to play or you come to stay, Greater Hazleton is a place you’ll want to be. It’s not unusual for vacation homes to become year-round residences once their owners experience the many benefits of settling down up on one of our majestic mountains or down in one of our warm valleys.
Greater Hazleton retains small-town neighborhood charm, while placing you within minutes of the conveniences to which large metropolitan dwellers flock. Whether you choose to locate in a golfing community like Sand Springs or Eagle Rock, or a good-neighbor development like Brookhill or Beech Mountain, there are beautiful bargains to be had.
Our housing market has remained favorable for years, so go ahead and carve out your own piece of Greater Hazleton.
Hazleton’s downtown corridor is a perfect complement to our suburban garden homes, rural farmhouses and rustic retreats. In 2007, Hazleton celebrated its 150th anniversary of incorporation. The city’s historic downtown area has made tremendous strides over the past decade, and even more upgrades and amenities are on the near horizon.
From quaint homes along tree-lined streets, to larger, more modern homes in suburban settings, to apartments and planned communities, Hazleton has all the housing options, and is supported by a full utility infrastructure and full-time police and fire protection services.
There is an emphasis in Hazleton on delivering personable banking, professional services, mass transit, higher education and other amenities associated with city life. A complete utility infrastructure and full-time police and fire protection services support residents, and Hazleton boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the state.
Tremendous growth and a back-to-the-future philosophy of safe, scenic city living is reflected in the Pine Street Development, an environmentally smart cluster of 26 three-bedroom homes nestled along Hemlock, Oak and Maple streets between Pine Street and Fulton Court.
Our quaint surrounding communities afford even more opportunities to enjoy the incredible landscape of Greater Hazleton. Go ahead and choose quiet country living. You won’t feel cut off from civilization! The winding country roads are well-lit, well-marked and well-managed, even during the occasional blast of cold and snow from Jack Frost.
Commute times to our modern grocery stores, shopping districts, malls and entertainment venues are short and scenic.
Take the time to explore the offerings of each small community. Whether you choose to make your home in Conyngham, Drums, Freeland, McAdoo, Sheppton, Weatherly, or White Haven, you’ll quickly warm up to the unbelievable ambiance you thought only existed in movies.
Not that into older homes? No problem! Many newer, well-planned suburban communities have taken root in patches of lush farmlands and thick forests. Natural features and historic landmarks provide the perfect family setting. Most of our new-home lots are surprisingly spacious and affordable.
The communities of Greater Hazleton that surround the city are served by an extensive Suburban Mutual Aid fire and rescue organization, and many have their own municipal police force. Those that do not are served by the Pennsylvania State Police, which maintains a barracks in Greater Hazleton.
We’ve got a harvest of unconventional options for those of you who want to make a return to the country and possibly live further afield among the rugged beauty of our landscape. Rustic farmhouses may be accompanied by working fields. The luxury of owning a barn or other smaller outbuilding can provide the push you need to develop new hobbies or to resume long-shelved passions.
Private communities tucked into the most striking natural areas offer condominiums or single homes and many recreational amenities such as swimming, golf, and skiing.
Regardless of where you choose to live in Greater Hazleton, our prime location puts you within two hours of Philadelphia, and two and a half hours of New York City and the New Jersey shore. If you’re up for a slightly longer drive, you can set course for Baltimore’s Inner Harbor or Boston’s historical sites and great seafood restaurants.
You'll be able to afford these getaway vacations thanks to the area's low housing costs. Housing costs and real estate taxes in Greater Hazleton are far less expensive than in other areas, including the New York metropolitan area.
Living in Greater Hazleton means that you not only get to live in a really great part of the U.S., but you can actually afford to relax and enjoy it. That's what the region is all about — having the best of both worlds.
The continuing demand for new construction still affords homebuyers a steady inventory of existing properties. If you are relocating from New York, New Jersey or southern Pennsylvania to accept a secure job here, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Quality of life is an equal measure of independence and support. If you seek a community that provides for the maintenance and upkeep of common areas -- or offers special services -- Greater Hazleton has your solution. There are many affordable and inviting housing options, and public transit is readily available within the city of Hazleton.
High-rise and garden apartments are available for seniors. Many municipalities host thriving senior citizen centers that provide a focal point for social gathering. Nursing and rehabilitation centers, some with dedicated care facilities, are also available to suit your specific situation.
If you’re thinking about buying a home, we encourage you to speak with any one of our area’s well-respected professional real estate firms. Working with a buyer’s agent gives you the benefit of experience, a broader understanding of the choices available and a partner to walk you through the process. These firms can provide you with the latest inventories of homes, apartments and rental properties. The choice is virtually unlimited. The Chamber of Commerce can assist you with a list of reputable real estate companies.
One of the most valuable resources in the area is the financial institutions of Greater Hazleton. From large firms to smaller regional banks, our financial institutions go out of their way to reach out to lend customers much more than money.
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(Call 570-455-1509 for membership fee, based on company size.)